Phew I made it out the other side It took some doing let me tell you This is an exhausting uartet every chapter features either heavy travel heavy emoting absolute torrents of food or massive doses or travelling while injured From Shazmak to Thurkad back again off to Faelamor s den back to Thurkad through a gate to a remote library back again off to Gothryme back to Thurkad little wonder the characters keep falling over in exhaustionIt still isn t helped by the over ripe narrative with so many exclamations and gigglesome descriptions and similes The entire uartet could have been cut back "considerably if not for that even if it is half excused at "if not for that even if it is half excused at end by apparently being a What am I supposed to sayThey the readers of the world talk about how hangovers and books that insinuate themselves in you and change youI finished this series years after I started it I m 30ish and have a bit of the adedness that comes with the age in homo sapien where in an arrogant maliese they believe they have a general idea of how all things flow and there is nothing
new under their eyes and that new things are to be feared and hated I don t think anyone could under their eyes and that new things are to be feared and hated I don t think anyone could with me on how deep the river of the series cut into me Mercy me I think it s impact on me is singular When I right I know I m playing at alchemy with unlabeled bottles I hope for the curious combination of words that will crush people
as this book had crushed me The sheer desperate folly of every character was a perfect. In the conclusion this book had crushed me The sheer desperate folly of every character was a perfect. In the conclusion this series Karan the young Sensitive who holds the Mirror of Aachen which has the power to hea. ,
Picture of mankind I don t even know if I can recommend this series to others not at least with the object of having them feel what I feltI will be plain This is the greatest fantasy
I have ever read Some will not be able to understand it I wonder if I do It of Paragon uality such that it may not be digestible for everyone But everyone must try I don t think many would be disappointed Please me Irvine keep working in the lab You are a good talent Brave as the Charon skilled as the Aachim Indefatigable as to he Faellem and incorrigible as the ZainThank you so much I need coffee a pillow and a long dark night The
series I have ever read Some will not be able to understand it I wonder if I do It
PACING ISSUES AND RELATIVELY THIN PLOT issues and relatively thin plot the prior volume Dark is the Moon put me off reading The Way Between the Worlds for almost two years At one point I was considering leaving the series unfinished but I am a completionist and that ust wouldn t do And as it turns out I liked this book Irvine pulls together an incredible number of plot threads and manages to bring them to a resolution that satisfactorily answered all my uestions This may sound like damning with faint praise and while it s true the book didn t blow me away I had a good time following characters I ve grown attached to and reading on to see how they were going to get out of the newest sticky situation One of the things I consistently love in Irvine s books are his realistic and gripping portrayals of physical hardship and danger when Karan trudges across miles of snowbound. L or permanently destroy the rift between Worlds is held captive Her lover Llian is in chains falsely accused of bet. Forest with only a few provisions in her pocket or flees up a rocky slope with the air burning her lungs and the Gh sh
d in hot pursuit I viscerally felt it as a reader Some of the issues with earlier books in the series in hot pursuit I viscerally felt it as a reader Some of the issues with earlier books in the series persisted here the climax dragged on way too long and it took Irvine about three chapters to finally decide on the place where he wanted to end the book Though I ll take that over a series ending cliffhanger one of the Seven Mortal Sins of series writing which Irvine committed in Well of Echoes the series following this one He also has a penchant for melodrama and his has a penchant for melodrama and his versus showing ratio is a bit higher than I d like Even with these personal preferences taken into account this was a fun read in a world I ve come to look forward to visiting and will definitely be visiting again in Fate of the Fallen his first book in the most recent Santhenar cycle My favorite book
of the series I still found some characters frustrating and self the series I still found some characters frustrating and self but I still enjoyed it Said simply I really enjoyed the book The ending wasn t a everyone lives happily ever after which was a very big surprise It was very sad and made me think about how all the events tied in not giving too much away the book is covered in decisions upon decisions of the numerous characters and the way everything ties into each other at the end is incredibleIt made me uestion what was right what was wrong who was evil who was good There is no bad side and good side where the Raying her With the dark moon rising the Charon Rulke is unstoppable as he prepares to open the Way between the Worl.
The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos
One of the most important stories of World War II, already optioned by Steven Spielberg for a major motion picture: a spectacular, searing history that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who became resistance fighters—a group of unknown heroes whose exploits have never been chronicled in full, until now.Witnesses to the brutal murder of their families and neighbors and the violent destruction of their communities, a cadre of Jewish women in Poland—some still in their teens—helped transform the Jewish youth groups into resistance cells to fight the Nazis. With courage, guile, and nerves of steel, these “ghetto girls” paid off Gestapo guards, hid revolvers in loaves of bread and jars of marmalade, and helped build systems of underground bunkers. They flirted with German soldiers, bribed them with wine, whiskey, and home cooking, used their Aryan looks to seduce them, and shot and killed them. They bombed German train lines and blew up a town’s water supply. They also nursed the sick and taught children.
Yet the exploits of these courageous resistance fighters have remained virtually unknown.
As propulsive and thrilling as Hidden Figures, In the Garden of Beasts, Band of Brothers, and A Train in Winter, The Light of Days at last tells the true story of these incredible women whose courageous yet little known feats have been eclipsed by time. Judy Batalion—the granddaughter of Polish Holocaust survivors—takes us back to 1939 and introduces us to Renia Kukielka, a weapons smuggler and messenger who risked death traveling across occupied Poland on foot and by train. Joining Renia are other women who served as couriers, armed fighters, intelligence agents, and saboteurs, all who put their lives in mortal danger to carry out their missions. Batalion follows these women through the savage destruction of the ghettos, arrest and internment in Gestapo prisons and concentration camps, and for a lucky few—like Renia, who orchestrated her own audacious escape from a brutal Nazi jail—into the late 20th century and beyond.
Powerful and inspiring, featuring twenty black and white photographs, The Light of Days is an unforgettable true tale of war, the fight for freedom, exceptional bravery, female friendship, and survival in the face of staggering odds.